Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano has provided shelter for two indigent widows through her NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), to mark World Humanitarian Day.
The day was set aside by the UN on Aug. 19, 2009, to improve the condition of humanity for moral and logical reasons.
The event was held at Akwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo and Ameze, Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area respectively.
Presenting keys of the new houses to the beneficiaries, Mrs Obiano noted that she had always felt the need to provide succour and revive hopes of the less privileged.
Mrs Obiano, who also expressed satisfaction at the low recorded cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Anambra State, reminded the people to keep adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols as the disease remained effective and deadly.
Mrs Eucharia Nwakibie, a beneficiary from Ozubulu, 51 lost her husband in 2012.
She lived with her seven children, two of whom she lost due to accommodation difficulty and other challenging periods.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Victoria Udenka, 87-years-old-widow received a 3-bedroom house at Ameze, Aguleri.
The newly constructed bungalows, like the previous ones, had as part of the package, boreholes and standby power generating sets.
The houses were also equipped with sets of furniture, 40-inch LED televisions, standing fans, refrigerators, mattresses, refrigerators, stabilisers and other basic living gadgets.
The beneficiaries, who were visibly astounded, thanked the Governor’s wife for restoring their hopes.
Mrs Nwakibie commended the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue for her kind gesture.
“The beauty of Mrs Obiano philanthropy is that she does not know any of the beneficiaries of her housing programme because they are randomly selected,” she said.
Mrs Udenka thanked her for coming to their aid and other indigent people through her acts of kindness.
The Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) Ven. Amaechi Okwuosa remarked that Mrs Obiano had adopted the biblical injunction of coming to the aid of the desolate in the society.
The Managing Director, Anambra Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA) Mr Jude Emechetta described the act as a virtue that complements Governor Obiano’s excellent administration.
Chairman of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Mr Austin Enendu, a lawyer noted: “the pattern of charity of the governor’s wife’s is unique because she has continued to revive the hopes of the downtrodden through works that have remarkable effects’’.
The houses were among the 27 in total, so far provided by Mrs Obiano and handed over to indigent widows since CAFE was officially registered as a charity organisation in August 2014.